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KB Girl - Story TimeWhen I set goals for 2020 I was very conservative because I was about to have a baby - couldn't have predicted how much extra reason we would have to go easy on ourselves - so all my goals were related to finding a new balance and rebuilding/re-establishing what I'd won over the years. I allowed myself one bonus goal; writing. I need it for all my mayor life goals. I figure it's going to take me years to learn... and while I made a tiny little bit of progress this year, I'd love to finish the year with something tangible. Main goal; writing habit 5 days a week sit down to write something, preferably right after I've gotten the kids to sleep - to anchor the habit. It doesn't really matter what I write exactly, so I'm thinking I'll tell you guys stories behind a spoiler tag. It can be about anything that pops into my head, but expect a lot of gym / coaching / kids related things. I may also write other places, I'll just mention it here then. Sub goal 1; Keep up all the lifting and rebuilding cardio capacity. Approximately 4 strength sessions each week with a focus on deadlifts and all the single leg work, 5-10k rowing and any KB snatching I can manage to motivate myself for. (I'm not really properly lifting bells yet, I'd love to say it's just because I want to rebuild the strength foundation first, but it's really just because putting on different shoes and a belt seems like too much work in my current state) Sub goal 2; Over the years our house has become neater, cleaner, cosier, less cluttered- thanks to my amazing significant other this has actually been kept up over the past months. I'd like to double down on making my contributions (cooking, laundry and regular decluttering) and do something extra for the upcoming birthdays and holiday season. This includes baking all the cookies. For today's writing I'll just introduce myself.
Nic-Bot 5000 enters recovery mode
NicTheRugger posted a topic in RangersHello all! Sliding into the challenge a week late, again. A lot has happened in the past 3 weeks: between going to a wedding, packing up, moving, buying and building furniture, work, and all sorts of stuff, I didn't really plan out a challenge until like... yesterday. The good: I am about 95% moved into my new apartment! There are some small things that I need to get from my parents' house still, kitchen stuff, mostly. (My roommate and I don't have a microwave, so I'm bringing my old university one back with me!) I'm keeping up with my mobility training as well as my Polish practice. The bad: My knee is still painful at times and because running and even walking for extended periods of time still hurts, I haven't been able to run anymore. I still need to get to the doctor's-- I just need to fill out the paperwork. Work has also been stressing me out lately, because I have so much to do and almost no time to do it! Because I'm the "pretrial and arraignments" attorney, I'm in court basically from 9-4:00. Not counting the hour lunch where I get some much-needed socialization with my coworkers (and even then, there are days where I do work at lunch), I get maybe an hour of desk time a day. I've actually started taking work home with me so I can do legal stuff in comfy sweats on my couch or at the kitchen counter. I actually wrote an 17.5 page motion and memorandum over the weekend. 7 pages Friday night, 7 pages Saturday morning, and another 4 over the course of Sunday evening and Monday evening. I need to figure out how to find the time to get things done so I'm not at work from 7:30 a.m. until at least 5:30 each night! It probably won't happen, but it's stressing me out that I have so much to do and no time to do it all. And that brings us to this challenge. Despite my knee being injured, there's still plenty of things I can do! Perhaps this challenge would have been better off in the Rebels' territory, rather than here in Ranger land, but I like y'all too much to want to leave! My overall focus is "recovery." Hence the title of the challenge! I need to do recovery work-- not just my knee, but also in other aspects of my life! I want to recover my workout habits that have basically dropped out of existence over the past month, and I want to do some emotional/mental/spiritual recovery as well. I'm trying to split this into 3 parts: Mind, Body, Soul. We'll see how it goes! Mind: - Keep practicing Polish every day-- either Duolingo or Rosetta Stone Mini Task: redeem that Rosetta Stone groupon I got for my birthday! - Read at least one book this challenge. I just started reading Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda, so that's going to be my book to finish this challenge Body Just because I can't run right now doesn't mean I can't do things! I can still do upper body stuff. I let depression and a bad mindset set me back with push-ups and pull-ups, and while I can't do pull-ups right now (a hex bolt for my pull-up bar got lost in the move! And I don't want to use it until it's 100% secured because I don't want to risk it, and me, falling), there are other things I can do! - Do push-ups training 3 x a week. My goal is to get back to 5 sets of 15-20 knee push-ups by the end of the challenge. Today's sets were 7-10-10 - Do handstand training at least 2x a week. Didn't do any today or yesterday, but I will try to do some tonight! - Keep up mobility training every day. I'm hoping to make mobility training a more regular thing in my life. I like doing it in the morning as a good start to my day! - Mini task: Fill out the new patient paperwork and drop it off at the doctor's office so I can go get examined and get a referral to get my knee looked at! Soul Work has been getting overwhelming and stressful, so we're going to do some self-care work this challenge! - Journal: yes, I keep saying it, but it's actually helpful when I actually do it. The goal: journal 2x a week - Knit: it's something relaxing to do that's not work, and I can sit and watch TV while I do it. That totally counts as me time, right? - Cleaning: a clean home is a happy home! Spend 5-10 minutes a day tidying up somewhere in the house. - Find a place: I'm hoping to start regularly attending services at my local Universalist Unitarian Church! I was raised Catholic, but somewhere along the way, I realized Catholicism just... isn't a good fit for me. Because of that, I've really struggled to find a home for my spiritual practice, and I think it's been leaving a hole in my life. Praying at home is one thing, but... having a place of worship with other people is something that I did love about Catholicism. I just don't feel at home in the church anymore, though, so that's why I want to find a new space! And after doing some research, I think UU might be a good fit-- I agree with their basic tenets and principles, and I like the mindset that some aspect of truth can be found in every religion. Unfortunately, can't go this weekend because I'll be going home to visit my family (where I will inevitably be dragged to Catholic church for Sunday, or maybe Saturday, services despite the fact that I do NOT want to go!!). But hopefully starting soon I can make this a regular habit and join in the community there. Okay, that's all for now, folks! I'll check in soon.
Saphros - Building from the Ground upHey y'all, Sorry I'm a day late to the party, but I wanted to get in on the challenge still so here I am The last couple of challenges I have done have been more strength centered, but I'm looking to add a little diversity to my gym life Main Goal: - prepare myself for a future surgery as best I can, as quickly as I can - learn to live a sustainable healthy lifestyle - lose fat and gain muscle, aim to be around 160lbs (starting this challenge around 230) Challenge Goal #1: Stick to a Program - stick to my current program for at least the next 4 weeks - right now I am following a "powerbuilding" style of program, but have a bad habit of switching programs every other week. so right now all I aim to do is follow the program as prescribed for at least the next 4 weeks without fail Challenge Goal #2: Cardio - plan here is to do 3x30min cardio sessions a week - I do no cardio and while my strength gains have been incredible and I have lost body fat, I have not lost weight. Part of this I know is due to inconsistency in sticking to a program of any kind but I hope to change that Challenge Goal #3: Meal Prep - I want to meal prep at least my lunches for the next 4 weeks - every Sunday, I want to cook up and freeze my lunches for work for the week, properly portioning everything and making sure I log everything Life Goal: Stop Spending so Much - leave my debit card at home, learn to live on a cash budget, and not therapy spend - doing this because between my partner and I we make a lot of money and have a lot of extra money every month with zero savings currently. Edit* I wanted to throw my starting stats in here so I can track some sort of progress Weight: 232.8lbs Chest: 48" Waist: 49" Hips: 43" Left Arm: 15" Left Thigh: 28" Left Calf: 17.5" Right Arm: 15" Right Thigh: 28" Right Calf: 18.5"
And I'm back
Istrix posted a topic in Rebel Introductions and the Respawn PointHey everyone, So I've been registered for over two years now. I actually found the site on a random web search that found me the Jamie Bamber work out, in that I love me some Battlestar. I've been off and on active, very much so in the beginning, though I got into a long serious relationship and really let myself go. That recently ended and I'm looking to level up again. I think I'm off to a pretty good start, I've dropped from a 38 waistline to a a 32, mostly from the " I'm sad from my breakup, oops I forgot to eat again" diet. Where I find myself now is in a rebuilding season. I'd like to get up and train with any rebels in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. I'm running Tough Mudder on June 15th. Since January I've been doing very inconsistant free weight training, and I've been going to twice a week Krav Maga classes for the last three weeks. Attempting to run I've learned I can run almost a mile, I need to be able to do 10 so there's some work to do. So I'm looking to get back into the community, re-meet people, and basically start being a functional human again. Anyone wanne get down on that? Hit me up. -Rich